I think dogs are the most amazing creatures;  they give unconditional love and they are the role models for being alive. - Gilda Radner

Robin Brown, CPDT-KA

and Reason

The Obedience Dynamics approach to training is based in positive reinforcement within a holistic philospophy that focuses on the dog/human relationship.

Current trends in training foucs on the principals and theories of operant conditioning - which fails to treat the dog as a whole.  This scientific approach ignores emotions.  

To deny an animal's emotions is to distance yourself from him as a feeling being.